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Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein in Lady Bird

5 Best Female Coming-of-Age Movies (According to a Man)

After seeing Lady Bird, Mike Brown (a man) weighs in on the best female coming-of-age movies. I recently saw Lady Bird, which was smart, funny, well acted and directed perfectly. Lady Bird is a small movie, but it’s also a powerful coming-of-age story. And it got me thinking about other coming-of-age movies that I loved when I […]


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General Leia looks out at the battle in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In Defense of ‘The Last Jedi’ Issues

I loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi. One of the things I liked best about it was that it was extremely difficult to predict where the movie was going. After Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seemed like there were roads that The Last Jedi could take: Luke as Yoda training Rey; the revelation of Rey’s […]


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Dark Series on Netflix Makes Twin Peaks Seem Logical

Dark is a Netflix show imported from Germany about time travel. It’s like Stranger Things in that it is a mash-up of several different genres, science fiction, serial killer and bleak German philosophy. It’s not like Stranger Things in that it is no fun and none of the characters are interesting. It’s not even as fun as […]


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Fair Isle Shetland

Shetland TV Series Should be Next in Your British TV Queue

Shetland is a series of Scottish islands in the North sea, which are actually pretty far away from the Scottish mainland. Think Cuba, not the Florida Keys. The islands are windy and cold, and the sea is quite dangerous to a weekender or neophyte. Shetland is also an intelligent British TV series currently on Netflix […]


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‘Game of Thrones’ Extended Universe Is Everything

The Game of Thrones extended universe can tide you over when you’re missing the world of Westeros. Here’s a rundown. Books Just ask any Harry Potter fan, the books offer a completely different, far richer world than the movies. By now, viewers have noticed that in George R.R. Martin’s universe, there are no small parts. […]


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